gabrielle93117, May 29, 2008 (view all comments by gabrielle93117)
One of the best books I've read and I don't usually like history. However, Howard Zinn doesn't write it from the Rich Boy's point of view; he uncovers what's behind their actions. It gives you facts and not just opinion, and answers the question of who is really in control.
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lotrlover9119, August 5, 2006 (view all comments by lotrlover9119)
I had to read this book for my AP United States History class, and I was amazed at how good this book was. It goes deep into events in history that I didn't even know happened, and it was amazing to see the formation of the United States from a totally different point of view. This book is brutally honest about our nation's history, and it gives us a chance to reconsider beliefs about our country that have been hammered into us by previous history books. This book should be read by every American because it gives us the chance of finding out the truth about our real history.
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by Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review,
"Those accustomed to the texts of an earlier generation, in which the rise of American democracy and the growth of national power were the embodiment of Progress, may be startled by Professor Zinn's narrative. From the opening pages, an account of 'the European invasion of the Indian settlements in the Americas,' there is a reversal of perspective, a reshuffling of heroes and villains."
by Howard Fast,
"One of the most important books I have ever read in a long life of reading....It's a wonderful, splendid book a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future."
by Harper Collins,
“Its a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants
“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review
Library Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.” Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinns award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.
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